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Default Difference between rooting and unlocking bootloader

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There is no difference. If you unlock bootloader you can gain root.

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There is no difference. If you unlock bootloader you can gain root.

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Of course there is a difference. Rooting lets you have complete admin rights on your phone, eg access to write files to the system partition for example or delete all the files. Or uninstall system apps.

Unlocking lets you flash an entire new rom or a custom recovery.

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with an unlocked bootloader, then you are able to root your phone and install custom roms and overclock and root stuff.

an unlocked bootloader is something you must do before having full access to your phone
 
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Of course there is a difference. Rooting lets you have complete admin rights on your phone, eg access to write files to the system partition for example or delete all the files. Or uninstall system apps.

Unlocking lets you flash an entire new rom or a custom recovery.

OP - There is plenty of info elsewhere, don't be lazy, just do some reading
I mean, you can only get root if you unlock your bootloader.

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Rooting a device is a method to gain full access to the operating system. With root you can do all the administrative stuff, write to locations normally restricted to the system and customize your device deeper.

Root enhances your privileges and you are able to change almost anything inside of your rom.

The rooting, however, affects ONLY your operating system (Android)

Unlocked Bootloader

In most devices, the Bootloader is the instance that calls the operating system (Android) and manages direct access to the device's partitions. Having an unlocked bootloader enables you to flash custom roms, custom kernels, recoveries and so on.

Bootloader and Rooting Teamplay

Often it is the case, and so, too in our devices, that a locked bootloader also locks write access to several partitions like the system partition. This is the reason why rooting is not able without unlocked bootloader. Rooting needs write access to the system partition (for storing the superuser binary and the superuser app)
Without unlocked bootloader, only a temporary half-root can be achieved.
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How to unlock bootloader ,but the way that I can lock it again
 
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How to unlock bootloader ,but the way that I can lock it again
Do some research. There are hundreds of posts on this topic.
 
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Of course there is a difference. Rooting lets you have complete admin rights on your phone, eg access to write files to the system partition for example or delete all the files. Or uninstall system apps.

Unlocking lets you flash an entire new rom or a custom recovery.

OP - There is plenty of info elsewhere, don't be lazy, just do some reading
19 months after the question was asked, i just happened to be wanting to answer the same question for myself, so I searched and found this thread...

I am happy he asked the question, as it was the first answer I saw in google search... so maybe he could also have done a search 19 months ago, but his question was useful to me, and your response seemed rude and unnecessary. You never know who may benefit from a little generosity.

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